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Grace Yuan
Global Marketing Director   AgroPages

Grace Yuan, editor of AgroPages, Global Marketing Director. Email: grace@agropages.com; Wechat: nanagrace2014

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  • BASF: AgroStart Program Contributes to Accelerating the Growth in Agribusiness-focused Solutions in Latin America   2017-07-27

    “AgroStart is part of the digital strategy of BASF Crop Protection in Latin America. The strategy focuses on providing digital solutions, which help farmers manage their business more efficiently,” Almir Araujo Silva, Digital Marketing Manager at BASF Crop Protection in Latin America and responsible for AgroStart program, told AgroPages in a recent interview. He also shared his viewpoints on BASF’s direction in agriculture investment, the AgroStart program and its strategic significance, as well as future strategic planning in digital farming etc.

    “AgroStart is part of the digital strategy of BASF Crop Protection in Latin America. The strategy focuses on providing digital solutions, which help farmers manage their business more efficiently,” Almir Araujo Silva, Digital Marketing Manager at BASF Crop Protection in Latin America and responsible for AgroStart program, told AgroPages in a recent interview. He also shared his viewpoints on BASF’s direction in agriculture investment, the AgroStart program and its strategic significance, as well as future strategic planning in digital farming etc.

  • HANSEANDINA to be present with B2B concept in more than 20 countries in 2023 globally   2017-07-24

    HANSEANDINA is privately owned and was originally founded in 2008 in Colombia. Today the Headquarter is located in Reinbek in the north of Germany. From the beginning the decision was taken to respect be loyal to the traditional supply chain model, which exists in that market and this is one of the keys to what HANSEANDINA is today. We are a B2B-Company and we sell all of our products on CIF Level to the Importing Pesticide Industry, cooperating as our distributors with Off-Patent Multinationals and Local Big Importers, which means, that we work without an own local distribution network. We started doing it like this by trading commodities such as Glyphosate, Butachlor, etc. to importers in Colombia and today we follow the same B2B strategy, but with our property registrations of innovative combination products, own branding concepts, advertisement & marketing support, local technical service & training to our importing Distributors.

    HANSEANDINA is privately owned and was originally founded in 2008 in Colombia. Today the Headquarter is located in Reinbek in the north of Germany. From the beginning the decision was taken to respect be loyal to the traditional supply chain model, which exists in that market and this is one of the keys to what HANSEANDINA is today. We are a B2B-Company and we sell all of our products on CIF Level to the Importing Pesticide Industry, cooperating as our distributors with Off-Patent Multinationals and Local Big Importers, which means, that we work without an own local distribution network. We started doing it like this by trading commodities such as Glyphosate, Butachlor, etc. to importers in Colombia and today we follow the same B2B strategy, but with our property registrations of innovative combination products, own branding concepts, advertisement & marketing support, local technical service & training to our importing Distributors.

  • HELM aims to double agri-input sales in LATAM by 2020   2017-07-21

    German company HELM intends to double its market share and revenue in the Brazilian market to achieve sales of R$1 billion by 2020. AgroPages recently interviewed Mr. Nicholas Read, HELM's Executive Manager, to seek his views on HELM's successful philosophy, product series, business model, as well as future development planning etc.

    German company HELM intends to double its market share and revenue in the Brazilian market to achieve sales of R$1 billion by 2020. AgroPages recently interviewed Mr. Nicholas Read, HELM's Executive Manager, to seek his views on HELM's successful philosophy, product series, business model, as well as future development planning etc.

  • Dow Crop Defense: Stand Out in the Field with Dow   2017-05-24

    “Dow Chemical has been serving the agrochemical industry for decades, and about two years ago we officially launched a dedicated business, Dow Crop Defense, as a leading chemical partner to enable production of actives and formulations that enhance grower yields,” said Dr. Rui Vogt Alves da Cruz, R&D Director for Industrial Solutions at The Dow Chemical Company.

    “Dow Chemical has been serving the agrochemical industry for decades, and about two years ago we officially launched a dedicated business, Dow Crop Defense, as a leading chemical partner to enable production of actives and formulations that enhance grower yields,” said Dr. Rui Vogt Alves da Cruz, R&D Director for Industrial Solutions at The Dow Chemical Company.

  • Arysta LifeScience: BioSolutions leader in EMEA region   2017-03-10

    Arysta LifeScience has a very long history in BioSolutions. More than 20 years ago we launched Atonik, one of first biostimulants in central Europe, in cooperation with OAT, a Japanese partner. Realizing the great opportunity in the BioSolutions market and its growth potential, in 2007, Arysta acquired GBM from Mexico, allowing us to include new products in our portfolio based on amino, fulvic and humic acids, as well as on plant extracts. Then in 2014, we acquired Goëmar, bringing to our company 40 years of experience with seaweed-based products. This move positioned Arysta LifeScience as BioSolutions leader in EMEA.

    Arysta LifeScience has a very long history in BioSolutions. More than 20 years ago we launched Atonik, one of first biostimulants in central Europe, in cooperation with OAT, a Japanese partner. Realizing the great opportunity in the BioSolutions market and its growth potential, in 2007, Arysta acquired GBM from Mexico, allowing us to include new products in our portfolio based on amino, fulvic and humic acids, as well as on plant extracts. Then in 2014, we acquired Goëmar, bringing to our company 40 years of experience with seaweed-based products. This move positioned Arysta LifeScience as BioSolutions leader in EMEA.

  • AMVAC: Strengthening Strategic Cooperations & Alliances to Address Adverse Market Environment   2017-03-08

    An unfavorable agricultural market environment, and the large number of mergers and acquisitions have increased the challenges confronting small and medium size enterprises, and are forcing them to re-consider their development strategies. AgroPages recently interviewed Bob Trogele, AMVAC's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, and Lawrence Yu, AMVAC's Asia President, to seek their views on AMVAC's target market, product series, strategic cooperation, as well as future development planning etc.

    An unfavorable agricultural market environment, and the large number of mergers and acquisitions have increased the challenges confronting small and medium size enterprises, and are forcing them to re-consider their development strategies. AgroPages recently interviewed Bob Trogele, AMVAC's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, and Lawrence Yu, AMVAC's Asia President, to seek their views on AMVAC's target market, product series, strategic cooperation, as well as future development planning etc.

  • Summary on the Development Strategies of Companies under the New Situation of Agriculture in 2016   2017-02-23

    In 2016, unfavorable market conditions continued, and the global agricultural inputs companies experienced rapid merger & acquisitions (M&As) amid a sustained market downturn. Looking back at the past and looking to the future, we are seeing unceasing challenges confronted by the industry of traditional agrochemicals companies and new opportunities as new fields of application are being developed. As a result, continued development and innovation will take place in the industry with constant internal and external changes.

    In 2016, unfavorable market conditions continued, and the global agricultural inputs companies experienced rapid merger & acquisitions (M&As) amid a sustained market downturn. Looking back at the past and looking to the future, we are seeing unceasing challenges confronted by the industry of traditional agrochemicals companies and new opportunities as new fields of application are being developed. As a result, continued development and innovation will take place in the industry with constant internal and external changes.

  • BASF: Offering a broad portfolio of innovative products and solutions for oilseed rape farming throughout Europe   2017-02-23

    “We have more than 80 years of experience in the oilseed rape market. BASF helps oilseed rape farmers manage their resources and the complexities of their farming business. Today we are offering a broad portfolio of innovative products and solutions for oilseed rape farming throughout Europe,” Yannick Griveau, Head of Crop Management Oilseeds & Legumes - Europe, Africa, Middle East, Central Asia of BASF Crop Protection, told AgroPages in a recent interview. He also shared his viewpoint on the impact of EU’s neonicotinoids restriction on EU rape oilseed planting and alternatives.

    “We have more than 80 years of experience in the oilseed rape market. BASF helps oilseed rape farmers manage their resources and the complexities of their farming business. Today we are offering a broad portfolio of innovative products and solutions for oilseed rape farming throughout Europe,” Yannick Griveau, Head of Crop Management Oilseeds & Legumes - Europe, Africa, Middle East, Central Asia of BASF Crop Protection, told AgroPages in a recent interview. He also shared his viewpoint on the impact of EU’s neonicotinoids restriction on EU rape oilseed planting and alternatives.

  • Bayer: Permanently working on new solutions and innovative technologies for EU oilseed rape   2017-02-22

    "The loss of neonicotinoids has forced farmers in Europe to rely on older, less beneficial and less effective products with multiple applications, resulting in reduced crop yield and quality," said Andreas Loechel, Global Crop Manager Oilseeds at Bayer in an interview with AgroPages. In this interview, he also introduced Bayer’s solutions to address diseases, insects and weeds of EU oilseed rape.

    "The loss of neonicotinoids has forced farmers in Europe to rely on older, less beneficial and less effective products with multiple applications, resulting in reduced crop yield and quality," said Andreas Loechel, Global Crop Manager Oilseeds at Bayer in an interview with AgroPages. In this interview, he also introduced Bayer’s solutions to address diseases, insects and weeds of EU oilseed rape.

  • 2016 Analysis of New Patterns and Future Trends in Global Agriculture   2017-02-21

    Looking back at 2016, it is obvious that the agri-input industry has experienced a lot of integration. In the future, the indispensable technical resources for future global food production are expected to be dominated by 15 to 20 companies worldwide.

    Looking back at 2016, it is obvious that the agri-input industry has experienced a lot of integration. In the future, the indispensable technical resources for future global food production are expected to be dominated by 15 to 20 companies worldwide.

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